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The 2012 Gulf Research Meeting

July 11 14, 2012 University of Cambridge Workshop 18

Islamic Finance in the GCC


Schedule
Directors: Mehmet Asutay Director- Durham Islamic Finance Programme Reader- Middle Eastern and Islamic Political Economy & Finance School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University United Kingdom Abdullah Turkistani Assistant Professor of Economics Director- Islamic Economics Institute, King Abdulaziz University Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Thursday 12 July 09:00-09:20 Welcome Address Mehmet Asutay and Abdullah Turkistani Internationalization of Islamic Banking Amr El-Husseini Bridging the Gulf in Islamic Finance Harun Kapetanovic The Political Economy of Islamic Banking and Finance in the GCC Ashraf Mishrif 10:45-11:00 11:00-12:45 Break The Development of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Bahrain as Offshore Financial Centres for Islamic Finance in the GCC: Competitive Position and Challenges Salma Sairally, Marjan Muhammad and Shabana Hasan The Searching for the Hub of Ethical Finance: Islamic Financial Services and the World City Networks Abul Hasan
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09:20-10:45

Development of Islamic Securitization in the GCC Countries to Support Housing Finance Markets. An Assessment of Markets, Regulations and Policies Friedemann Roy and Zamir Iqbal The Role of IBF in the Cultural Transformation of the GCC Region Necati Aydin 13.00-14:00 14:00-15:45 Lunch Break Mapping the Risks and Risk Management Practices in Islamic Banking Wael Eid Risk Aspects of GCC Countries Compared to Developed and Emerging Markets with the Help of Islamic and Non-Islamic Indices Harun Sencal and Mehmet Orhan Displaced Commercial Risk (DCR) and Value of Alpha for Islamic Banks in Bahrain and GCC Mohammad Omar Farooq and Sowmya Vivek The Liquidity Risk Causes: A Comparative Analysis of Islamic and Conventional Banks Sabri Mohammad 15:45-16:00 16:00-17:20 Break New Development and Models for Shariah-compliant Investments 2.0 Shehab Marzban and Mehmet Asutay An Empirical Study of Perceived Service Quality of Islamic Banks: A Comparison between Malaysia and Kuwait Ros Aniza Mohamad Shariff and Tahani Aladwani Exploring Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction in Kuwaiti Banking Industry: A Comparison between Islamic and Conventional Banks Tahani Al-Adwani 17:20-17:30 17:30-18:50 Break Determinants of Sukuk Yields in the GCC Region from 20062011:Under the prism of risk analysis Houssem Eddine Bedoui

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Factors Influencing the Excess Returns of Sukuk: An Empirical Analysis on USD Denominated Sukuk Issued by Corporations in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Maya Puspa Rahman Shari'a-Compliant Corporate Restructurings: Chapter 11-based Workout Mechanisms and Zakat-based Distressed Financing Solutions for Islamic Finance in the GCC and Malaysia Tayyab M. Ahmed Friday 13 July 09:00-11:00 What Factors Affecting the Development of Debt Capital Market in the GCC? Issam Al-Tawari What determines Islamic Financial Development? Empirical Evidence from GCC Countries Kaouthar Gazdar and Rihab Grassa Islamic Banks Matter for Growth in GCC Countries? A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis Khaled Elmawazini, Khiyar Abdalla Khiyar and Ahmad A. Gaffy The Maqasid and the Empirics: Has Islamic Finance Fulfilled Its Promise? Ercument Aksak and Mehmet Asutay 11:00-11:15 11:15-12:45 Break Financial Stability of Islamic and Conventional Banks in Saudi Arabia: Evidence from Pooled and Panel Models Hassan Ghassan Islamic Banks and Financial Stability: Further Evidence Kabir Hassan A Comparative Analysis of Financial Stability in Islamic and Commercial Banks of the GCC Region H. Saduman Okumus and Oksan Artar 12:45-14:00 14:00-15:30 Lunch Break Factors Influencing Islamic Social Reporting in Islamic Banks: A Study of Islamic Banks in GCC and ASEAN Region Miranti Kartikadewi and Priyesta Rizkiningsih

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A Comparative Analysis of the Maqasid Shari'ah of Islamic Banks in Malaysia, Indonesia and the GCC Countries: An Islamic-Visioned-Development-based Approach Siti Manisah Ngalim Understanding the Values and Attitudes in Islamic Finance and Banking Nabil Maghrebi, Abdullah Turkistani and Koji Muto 15:30-15:45 15:45-17:15 Break The Performance of Islamic Banks: A Comparative Study of Conservative, Liberal and Moderate Institutions Khaled Aljifri and Sunil Kumar Measuring the Technical Efficiency and Technology Gaps of Islamic and Conventional Banks in the GCC Countries and Determining the Efficiency of the Banks Maha Alandejani Bank Supervision, Regulation and Efficiency: Evidence from GCC Dual Banking Nafis Alam 17:15-17:30 17:30-19.00 Break Stock Selection and Market Timing Ability of Saudi Mutual Fund Managers: Evidence from Islamic and Conventional Equity Mutual Funds Saeed Binmahfouz Performance of Islamic Mutual Funds in 2005-2011 Period: A Regional Comparison Salina Kassim and Yasin Mohamoud Ibar Analysing Takaful Operators Disclosure System: Customers Perception Hashem Alnemer Saturday 14 July 09:00-10:15 An Analysis of VAR in the GCC Islamic Banks Hylmun Izhar Predicting Banking Distress In GCC Countries Using Emerging Market Z-Score Model: A Comparative Study Jaizah Othman

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Credit Risk, Capital Structure and Investment Decision: The Case of Islamic Banking Industry in GCC Roland Rulindo 10:15-10.30 10:30-11:20 Break Legal Environment for Islamic Banks: Status in Selected GCC Countries Habib Ahmed Shariah Governance Regimes in the GCC Countries: A Comparative Study Humayon Dar 11:20-11.30 11:30-12:45 Break Spectral and Wavelet Analysis of Stock Price Behavior Effects and Co-Movements on Market Indices: Case of GCC Stock Index Return Abdel Kader Al Alaoui Efficiency and Stock Market Performance of Islamic Banks in GCC Countries Samir Srairi, Imen Kouki and Nizar Harrathi Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Islamic and Conventional Stocks in GCC Stock Markets: An Application of Arch and GARCH Methods Raditya Sukmana 12:45-13:00 13:00-13.50 Break Islamic Finance Programs at Higher Education Institutions in the GCC Countries: an Analytical Comparative Study Ahmed Belouafi and Abderrazak Belabes Islamic Finance in the GCC Region: Human Capital Challenges and the Role of Universities Wafica Ali Ghoul 13:50-14.00 14:00-15:00 Closing Remarks Lunch

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